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Posted in Small Business

The Section 1031 exchange: Why it’s such a great tax planning tool

Like many business owners, you might also own highly appreciated business or investment real estate. Fortunately, there’s an effective tax planning strategy at your disposal: the Section 1031 “like kind” exchange. It can help you defer capital gains tax on appreciated property indefinitely. How it works Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code allows you…

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Posted in Year One

Not Too Big, Not Too Small: The Appeal of a Mid-Sized Accounting Firm

Like variety in your day-to-day work? Value close ties with your co-workers? Want to play a significant role in your clients’ success? You may be a good fit for a mid-sized public accounting firm. The “Goldilocks” company – not too big, not too small – offers unique opportunities and rewards. Many accountants thrive in the…

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Posted in Accounting & Auditing

How to shape up your working capital

Working capital — current assets minus current liabilities — is a common measure of liquidity. High liquidity generally equates with low risk, but excessive amounts of cash tied up in working capital may detract from growth opportunities and other spending options, such as expanding to new markets, buying equipment and paying down debt. Here are…

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Posted in Newsletters

MWE Advisor May Highlights

May highlights from The MWE Advisor newsletter include: financial survival tips for recent college grads, distinguishing between capital and ordinary gains and losses, plus 10 simple, fun ways to cut taxes this summer.

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Posted in Articles

Financial Survival Tips for Recent College Graduates

Graduation can be one of the most exciting — and intimidating — times in your life. You’re officially an adult, and with that new-found independence comes financial responsibilities. No pressure, but the decisions you make today about spending and saving can mean the difference between struggling for the rest of your life and building a…

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10 Simple (and Fun) Ways to Cut Taxes This Summer

It’s already starting to feel like summer in many parts of the country. But the forecast for Washington remains unclear as officials continue to discuss various tax-related issues. No matter what happens in Washington, don’t get stuck in a holding pattern yourself. Give some attention to business and personal tax planning this summer. Here are…

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Posted in Year One

Good To Know: Tips on Career Search and the Working World

Interview Smart questions will always win you points during a job interview. But questions about basic information that’s easily found online show you didn’t bother to research the company at all. Spend some time with your prospective accounting firm’s website – it’s a sure-fire way to make a good impression. Social Media As your accounting job search…

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